Rap-Metal Fatigue Crimping CD Sales

Jim Farber of the New York Daily News reports the rap-metal album sales trend has shown big signs of lightening up, highlighted by CRAZY TOWN. The band sold 1.6 million copies of its 1999 debut album, "The Gift of Game", at the trend's peak in 2000, but their follow-up has been a disaster. In mid-November, ...

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PAGE HAMILTON: I Never Wanted HELMET To Break Up

Despite previous reports to the contrary, ex-HELMET and current GANDHI mainman Page Hamilton has not completely ruled out a reunion with his former bandmates. "[The reunion has] never been discussed with us, actually," Hamilton told Modern Fix recently. "People around us talk about it, though. [Ex-HELMET guitarist] Chris Trainer plays with BUSH now, and keeps ...

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ENSLAVED Name Upcoming CD, Split With Drummer

Norway's ENSLAVED have set "Below The Lights" as the title of their new full-length opus, due in March through Osmose Productions. The follow-up to last year's "Monumension" will include eight tracks. In other news, the band have parted ways with drummer Dirge Rep, who is said to have left the group in order to focus ...

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CADAVER INC. To Release 'Necrosis' In The Spring

Norway's CADAVER INC. have set "Necrosis" as the title for their upcoming studio album, due next spring via Earache Records. The follow-up to last year's "Discipline" will be issued under the band's original moniker, CADAVER. Says frontman Apollyon (a.k.a. Ole Jørgen Moe): "The new record is going to be much worse than the first! We're ...

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HALFORD To Embark On THE 2003 METAL GODS WORLD TOUR

Former JUDAS PRIEST frontman Rob Halford has issued the following statement regarding the postponement of HALFORD's West Coast dates and the group's upcoming touring activities: "Well, hello from Walsall, England. "I'm pleased to see that all information regarding my misfortune has been disclosed. I've always enjoyed a very close relationship with my supporters ...

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